Today, Gordon Baer, son of Ray Baer, called me from Cincinnati. Amid the information he conveyed, was a report on his Mother. She is 94 years old and still going strong. However, the report on Mrs. Baer was not the reason that I have taken pen in hand. One of Coach Baer’s friends was Dr. Harry Kettig. Dr. Kettig was a dentist, and he rendered dental services free-of-charge to the Manual Football Team. He also had an annual tradition. He and Coach Baer would go to Manual Stadium on Thanksgiving Day and have a team meeting. After the meeting, Dr. Kettig would cross the field and urinate on the Male bench. With traditions like that, it is no wonder that they had great football teams. Which begs the question: why have we given up this great tradition.

David Wright and I have two tickets to the St. X-Male State Championship Game, if anyone is interested. We bought them two weeks ago and other events prevent us from going.

Go Crimsons! Donald M. Heavrin,
Your servant of truth in the
Garden of Life

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